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Thursday, August 5, 2010

How to Install a zipper!

I remember learning to sew and thinking that zippers were so Daunting, I was very concerned about putting one in and tried to avoid it like the plague.  But eventually, I put one in, and you know what? It's pretty easy!

Start by pinning the zipper onto your fabric, right sides together. Like this:
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Using your zipper foot, sew down with a straight stitch very close to the actual zipper.
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Fold the zipper under, and top stitch into place. I stitch about a 1/4 away from the fabric edge.
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Stitching the other side down can get tricky, but with some maneuvering isn't too bad. I opened the zipper here, but you could leave it closed. Again, stitch close to the zipper.
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Turn the zipper out, top stitch again, and you're done. Now open and close the zipper a few times and congratulate yourself! 
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Viola! Finished!
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2 comments:

Ashley said...

Cute bag! ;)

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